Category: Europe

Here Are the (Many) Muslim Condemnations of ISIS You’ve Been Looking For (via Bridge Initiative/Georgetown U)

Here Are the (Many) Muslim Condemnations of ISIS You’ve Been Looking For (via Bridge Initiative/Georgetown U)

[ 0 ] May 18, 2015 |

via THE BRIDGE INITIATIVE (at Georgetown University’s Al-Waleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding) on APRIL 26, 2015:  EXCERPT: As part of an ongoing project that monitors and maps Muslims’ condemnations of terrorism, The Bridge Initiative offers this summary of Muslims’ condemnations of ISIS. It’s the most comprehensive catalog ever compiled. To date, we’ve identified condemnations from more than 80 […]

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We Have But One Direction (Omid Safi for On Being)

We Have But One Direction (Omid Safi for On Being)

[ 0 ] May 14, 2015 |

by OMID SAFI for ON BEING on MAY 14, 2015:  My daughter’s favorite Muslim is not the Prophet. Malcolm X? Nope. Rumi? Not quite. Muhammad Ali? Alas. It is… it was… Zayn Malik. Formerly from One Direction. Or 1D, as the cool kids call it. This posed a somewhat serious problem for an anti-consumerist soul […]

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WATCH LIVE: Is the US Still the “Indispensable Nation”? (5/15 @9a)

WATCH LIVE: Is the US Still the “Indispensable Nation”? (5/15 @9a)

[ 0 ] May 14, 2015 |

*** Video of the event will appear live at 9am on May 15. If you are watching before then, you are seeing a video of a previous Wilson Center event…  via THE WILSON CENTER (EVENT) on MAY 15, 2015:  Is the United States Still the “Indispensable Nation”? Please join us for a half-day discussion with former […]

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Summer Reading? Here are Some Books on Islamic Feminism

Summer Reading? Here are Some Books on Islamic Feminism

[ 0 ] May 11, 2015 |

via FREEDOM FROM THE FORBIDDEN (BLOG):  Below is a list of books that I highly recommend to anyone interested in understanding re-interpretations of Islam, alternative readings to the traditionalist ones that are largely patriarchal in nature, or otherwise scholarship that complicate simplified ideas of Islam, women, gender, and sexuality. These books may be a response […]

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UK Elections: How Will British Muslims Vote? (via OnIslam)

UK Elections: How Will British Muslims Vote? (via OnIslam)

[ 0 ] May 4, 2015 |

“Muslims in the UK are said to be facing an increase in Islamophobia, job discrimination hence pushing them to look for what experts describe as an alternative. Growing wary of politicians, Muslims are more interested in figuring out which prime minister hopeful will tackle rising Islamophobia, letting fears rather than reason do the political talking.” by […]

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Survey: What do 200 million Arab Youth Have to Say About their Future?

Survey: What do 200 million Arab Youth Have to Say About their Future?

[ 0 ] April 28, 2015 |

via ASDA’A BURSON-MARSTELLER ARAB YOUTH SURVEY 2015: The 7th Annual ASDA’A Burson-Marsteller Arab Youth Survey 2015 was conducted by international polling firm PSB to explore attitudes among Arab youth in 16 countries in the Middle East and North Africa. PSB conducted 3,500 face-to-face interviews from January 20th to February 12th, 2015 with Arab men and […]

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WATCH: One Student’s Language Journey in Tatar, Russian and Persian

[ 0 ] April 24, 2015 |

via UNC GLOBAL:  Studying languages has taken Lily Herbert ’16 to places she never imagined she’d go. Herbert, who is from Raleigh, North Carolina, is majoring in global studies and geography. She’s studying Persian and Turkish on campus and has learned Tatar through a Foreign Language and Area Studies award. “Studying languages at UNC has […]

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Manslaughter in the Mediterranean: Who are the Migrant Victims?

Manslaughter in the Mediterranean: Who are the Migrant Victims?

[ 0 ] April 21, 2015 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on APRIL 21, 2015:  Italian authorities said today that the captain of a migrant boat and his deputy have been arrested on suspicion of people smuggling — with as many as 800 feared dead when a ship loaded with migrants capsized off the coast of Libya on Sunday night. […]

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LISTEN: Sophia Rose Arjana on “Muslims in the Western Imagination” (New Book)

LISTEN: Sophia Rose Arjana on “Muslims in the Western Imagination” (New Book)

[ 0 ] April 15, 2015 |

by ELLIOTT BAZZANO for NEW BOOKS IN ISLAMIC STUDIES on MARCH 10, 2015: In Muslims in the Western Imagination (Oxford University Press, 2015), Sophia Rose Arjana explores a variety of creative productions—including art, literature, film—in order to tell a story not about how Muslims construct their own identities but rather about how Western thinkers have […]

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